Dwayne Johnson has finally addressed the drama that went down on the Fast And Furious 8 set and it looks like the tension has been resolved.
— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) August 11, 2016
As Entertainment Weekly reports, the wrestler turned movie star recently used an Instagram post to call out some of his male co-stars on the movie for being unprofessional. He stressed that the crew and his female co-stars were exemplary on set but certain male co-stars weren’t stepping up.
“Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t,” Rock said in his Instagram post, before referring to his unnamed Fast 8 co-stars as “candy a__es.”
My FINAL WEEK of shooting #FastAndFurious. There's no greatness ever achieved alone.. it's always a team effort. We promised an epic prison break out for you guys and we delivered. HUGE THANK YOU to my ohana (family) stunt coordinator JJ Perry and his bad ass fearless stunt team – as well as my cousin and incredible stunt double @samoanstuntman. Thank you team for the willingness to "die hard" and drop your blood & sweat daily for our movie. #MyStuntBrothers #Loco4Life You guys reading this know how much I believe in the idea of TEAM EFFORT. That means respecting every person, their time and their value when they step on to my set or partner with our production company. And like with any team – that's a family – there's gonna be conflict. Family is gonna have differences of opinion and fundamental core beliefs. To me, conflict can be a good thing, when its followed by great resolution. I was raised on healthy conflict and welcome it. And like any family, we get better from it. At the end of the day me and #F8 co-stars all agree on the most important thing: Delivering an incredible movie to the world. #Fast8 #IcemanCometh #FamilyGrowth
But in a new Instagram video, the actor alludes to the conflict and hints that it may have been resolved.
“You guys reading this know how much I believe in the idea of TEAM EFFORT,” he wrote in the caption. “That means respecting every person, their time and their value when they step on to my set or partner with our production company. And like with any team – that’s a family – there’s gonna be conflict. Family is gonna have differences of opinion and fundamental core beliefs. To me, conflict can be a good thing, when its followed by great resolution. I was raised on healthy conflict and welcome it. And like any family, we get better from it.”
“The Rock’s rant about unprofessional male co-stars was targeted at Vin Diesel,” the article on TMZ said. “The 2 had a secret meeting on the Fast 8 set Tuesday to hash things out. Production sources tell TMZ… when the Rock went nuts on social media Monday night, claiming certain male co-stars were not stand up guys and too ‘chicken sh_t’ to confront him… he was referring to Vin.”
It looks like the squabble between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel was about film production on Fast and Furious 8.
“We’re told The Rock has butted heads with Vin during the production, in part because V.D. is a producer and has made decisions that didn’t sit well with the former wrestling champ,” TMZ added. “Our sources say The Rock and Vin had a meeting on the Atlanta set mid-day Tuesday… partly because tensions were running so high it was almost impossible to shoot scenes. We do not know if they resolved their issues.”
— MTV (@MTV) August 10, 2016
As TMZ reports, many of The Rock’s male co-stars weren’t too happy about the fact that he called them out on social media. Their sources claim that the actors were upset that the Instagram post caused speculation in the press about who Johnson was talking about. They didn’t appreciate reporters asking them about it. The sources added that most of the drama on the Fast 8 set was caused by a clash of egos fueled by agents and lawyers.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) August 10, 2016
As Us Weekly reports, Tyrese Gibson, longtime star in the Fast And Furious franchise, used an Instagram post to publicly deny that he was the one who was beefing with The Rock.
“Why are you guys so impressionable? A man wouldn’t be singing from his heart and soul to another mans little angel if he had a problem with her dad,” he wrote referring to the clip he posted which shows The Rock singing to Tyrese’s daughter, Shayla. The Instagram post has since been deleted.
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